driver retention

Business, Equipment

For Recruiting and Retention, Trucking Companies Should Focus on Equipment, Pay

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Trucking companies must focus on maintaining good equipment and keeping lines of communication open with drivers to ensure effective recruitment and retention, a new report found.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2021
Business, Perspective

Perspective: Value Feedback to Aid Driver Retention

In a year where so much has changed, 2020 has shown some small glimmers of hope regarding driver turnover.

Max Farrell | CEO, WorkHound
December 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Driver Financial Security Key to Recruitment, Retention

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Truck driver recruitment and retention have been difficult this year, but providing financial security can be a huge incentive.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pandemic Forces Some Fleets to Furlough Drivers, but Others Have Been Quick to Hire Them

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As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, it disrupted freight demand in many segments of the economy, forcing some carriers to furlough drivers while others were quick to hire those furloughed drivers as a way to swiftly onboard experienced commercial vehicle operators.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 27, 2020
Business

Fleets Should Make Career Opportunities Known to Prospective Hires, Survey Reveals

 Steve Sichterman, Bob Costello, Bruce Evans, Priscilla Peters Steve Sichterman of Conversion Interactive Agency (from left), Bob Costello, Bruce Evans and Priscilla Peters. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fleets should include information on career path opportunities in their messages to prospective hires, according to data from Conversion Interactive Agency, an advertising firm that specializes in recruitment.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2020
Business

Roehl’s Tim Norlin Wins Transport Topics Recruiter Award

Transport Topics Publisher Sue Hensley and award winner Tim Norlin Transport Topics Publisher Sue Hensley presents the Recruiting Professional of the Year award to Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl Transport. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl Transport, was named the Transport Topics Recruiting Professional of the Year on Feb. 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2020
Business

Experts: Fleets Can Boost Recruiting by Supporting Student Drivers, Veterans

Don Lefeve, Tim Norlin and Randy Dye Don Lefeve (from left), Tim Norlin and Randy Dye talked about ways fleets can attract and support entry-level drivers and veterans. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truck driving students and military veterans are two key pipelines for bolstering the industry’s driver workforce, but fleets must take proper steps to effectively attract and support them, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 21, 2020
Business

Truck Drivers Say Good Recruiting Starts With Realistic, Honest Approach

Drivers at recruiting and retention panel Left to right: Truck drivers Daniel Walton, Robert Sitarski and Rick Tetreault offer advice to recruiters. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Professional truck drivers advised recruiters to be realistic and honest as they develop relationships with prospective hires.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Business

First Impressions, Earning Drivers’ Trust Key to Recruiting, Expert Says

Scott Dismuke Scott Dismuke by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The condition of the truck a new hire is assigned to makes an important impression on that driver, according to Scott Dismuke, director of agents for the Professional Driver Agency.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Business

Stay Metrics Identifies Why Drivers Leave So Soon

Driver behind the wheel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Recent research concluded about one-third of newly hired drivers at a broad range of motor carriers failed to last 90 days, but experts agreed carriers could help stem the costly turnover.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2019

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